The Multi-Arts faculty includes professional artists and teachers from the Pioneer Valley, New York and abroad. Leaders in visual arts, theater, dance, fashion, music, and film, these internationally renowned artists provide a unique multicultural experience. They also inspire children with their passion, enthusiasm, and humor.
TITUS NEIJENS - ART
Titus is an artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in European magazines, as well as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. He is also an art director and set designer in film and theater.
SONIA ARRUBLA - THEATER
A former Colombian theater and television actor, Sonia graduated from New York University’s prestigious Film and Television MFA program in 2001. She currently works as a theater director and film editor. Her short films have won various international awards.
ASIA VAN PELT - COUNSELOR & FASHION DESIGN
Asia is majoring in theater and theatrical design at
the University of Massachusetts. Her focus is primarily
textiles and costume design. Asia has also training in
painting and drawing
XINEF D'AGNOS - WRITING & STORY TELLING & THEATER
Xinef is a published author and writer who has written and directed for multi arts where he is an alum. He currently teaches creative writing workshops to adults for a youth development program and also works with social justice initiatives though the creative arts. He is also a choir director and acting director of the arts at Hope Community Church of Amherst.
JULIO NEIJENS - COUNSELOR & ART TEACHER
Julio just graduated in May 2016 from The School of the Art
Institute of Chicago majoring in painting and drawing. Julio
has gained experience as a counselor and art teacher working at
SARA PEREZ BATTLE - ART INTERN
Sara is a bilingual Hampshire College student. She is
passionate about drawing and jewelry making and
very excited about participating in the Multi-Arts
CRISTINA MANINANG IBARRA - THEATER INTERN
Cristina is a rising senior studying Philosophy as well as Theater
and Performance Studies at Georgetown University. Her artistic
passions include acting, directing, and film photography. She has
performed in numerous productions. When she is not on the stage,
Cristina likes to experience live music, read Absurd literature, and
eat DimSum with her family.
BELLA LUIKARDT - COUNSELOR
Bella just graduated from Williston Northampton High School. She
took many art classes in her high school years, including painting,
drawing, sculpture, set design, costume design. She also worked
at a summer theater camp for children where she ran lights and
sound and assisted the kids in writing their plays. During her last
year in high school, Bella taught Spanish at a local elementary
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